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Table 5 TB Patient Cost Study Comparison

From: Assessing access barriers to tuberculosis care with the Tool to Estimate Patients' Costs: pilot results from two districts in Kenya

Study Costs Incurred
(% of household annual income)
Lost Work
(months)
  Direct Costs Indirect Costs Total Costs  
India (rural/urban) [17] 13 26 40 2.5
Zambia (rural/urban) [21] 8.3 4.8 13.1 n/a
Thailand (rural/urban) [16] 8.6 2.3 10.9 2.7
China (rural) [13] n/a n/a 45 n/a
Kitui (rural/urban) 4.3 22.7 27 4.5
  Costs Incurred
(% of individual annual income)
Malawi (urban) [18] 5 6.3 11.5  
Kitui (rural/urban) 7.1 37.7 44.8